Thursday, January 31, 2008

Music Quiz - Win Prizes!

Below are playlists created by staff members Connie, Corey, Holly, and Joseph. They represent the music we loved as teens. Figure out which high school playlist matches which staff member, and tell us your guess at the teen reference desk. If you are right, you win a prize!

Low Red Moon - Belly
Being Around - Lemonheads
Outshined - Soundgarden
Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
Seal My Fate - Belly
Little Amsterdam - Tori Amos
Late at Night - Buffalo Tom
Every Word - Belly
Get It Together - Beastie Boys
Rain King - Counting Crows
On a Plain - Nirvana
Full Moon Empty Heart - Belly
Roots Radicals - Rancid
Daisy Dead Petals - Tori Amos
Add It Up - Violent Femmes
Say It Ain't So - Weezer
Blank Expression - The Specials
White Man (In Hammersmith Palais) - The Clash
Fantasy - Mariah Carey

Jump Right In - The Urge
Tear Drop - Massive Attack
Super Bon Bon - Soul Coughing
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest
My Name Is Jonas - Weezer
Bro Hymn Tribute - Pennywise
Sour Girl - Stone Temple Pilots
Waking Up - Elastica
Deborah - Beck
Wax Ecstatic - Sponge
Disengage the Simulator - CKY
Breed - Nirvana
Naked Eye - Luscious Jackson
Lights Out - Angry Samoans
Scarlet Begonias - Sublime
Bottles to the Ground - NOFX
Fast as You Can - Fiona Apple
Song 2 - Blur
Lucas with the Lid Off - Lucas
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Keasbey Nights - Catch 22
The Wretched - Nine Inch Nails
Old Friend - Rancid
Radiation Vibe - Fountains of Wayne
Novacaine for the Soul - The Eels
Generator - Bad Religion
Over the Rainbow - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Welcome to Paradise - Green Day
Sell Out - Reel Big Fish


All My Best Friends Are Metalheads - Less Than Jake
Party Up - DMX
Bulls on Parade - Rage Against The Machine
We Like to Party - Vengaboys
Party, My House, Be There - MxPx
Not Your Savior - No Use for a Name
Block Is Hot - Lil Wayne
Like This - Crucial Conflict
Ex-Factor - Lauryn Hill
Crossroads - Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony
Did Ever We Meet - The Promise Ring
Blue - Eiffel 65
Changes - 2pac
Simon Says - Pharoahe Monch
Road Rash - Mad Caddies
My Name Is - Eminem
Around The World - Daft Punk
Anti-Manifesto - Propagandhi
Definition - Mos Def & Talib Kweli
Waiting Room - Fugazi
Nose Over Tail - Alkaline Trio
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Ten Minutes - The Get Up Kids
Get That Paper - Do Or Die
Little League - Cap’n Jazz
Sober - Tool
One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space – Spiritualized
What Difference Does It Make (Peel Sessions) – The Smiths
The Boy with the Arab Strap – Belle & Sebastian
I Know that You Love Me – The Smoking Popes
Never Let Me Down Again – Depeche Mode
Sexx Laws – Beck
Brimful of Asha – Cornershop
Our Love is Heavenly – Heavenly
Fire – U2
The Love I’m Searching For – The Rentals
A Chicken with Its Head Cut Off – The Magnetic Fields
So Wat'cha Want – The Beastie Boys
Young Americans – David Bowie
Sometimes Always – Jesus & Mary Chain
Dark Star – Suede
Emma’s House – The Field Mice
A Forest – The Cure
Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
Lover, You Should’ve Come Over - Jeff Buckley
Waltz # 2 – Elliott Smith
My Love Life (KROQ Session) – Morrissey
Set Adrift on Memory Bliss – PM Dawn
End of a Century - Blur

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Meeting Minutes from CLP, Teen-Main Teen Advisory Council

By the request of Teen Advisory Council members - The meeting notes from 1/20/08:

1. Pittsburgh 250th: We are going to video record library customers discussing their teen years in the 'Burgh. We'll then edit this and catalog it as an oral history of teens. We'll spend the summer visiting every branch, with teen volunteers doing the interviewing and the recording. We would like to contact alumni of Media Arts and Literacy workshops, among others. It was also suggested that we set up a booth at Extravaganza that will be for these interviews.

2. "Super TAC" Sometime this year, Karen would like to gather all TACs in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh system. What could we do when we get together:
a) Picnic.
b) Separate out into Interest groups (art, music, etc) and brainstorm programming ideas.
c) Promote the library with a video.

3. Let's make ourselves known! At the February or March meeting, we are going to create a Facebook and a Myspace profile for CLP, Main Teen Advisory Council.

4. Extravaganza Ideas! On Sunday, June 8th, CLP Main will have its Extravaganza on the lawn. Last year we had three tents for teens. The TAC suggests adding a 4th. Here is what the tents will be:
a) Teen Summer Reading: Get your free book here!
b) Gaming: Play Guitar Hero or Rock Band
c) Crafts: Make a button or deconstruct a T-Shirt
d) Programs: (NEW!) - Learn about all that the library offers in programs for Teens. Real teens will staff this tent and share their experiences in Art Club, Media Arts and Literacy, SAGDA, and more!

Thanks for a great meeting, everyone!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Volunteer @ Your Library

Hi everyone! CLP Teen at the Main Library is looking for volunteers in 2008. Being a Teen volunteer means you get endless gratitude from staff, and a chance to get to know out collection of books, magazines, CD's, video games, zines, graphic novels, Playaways, and manga - even better than you already do! Please stop by the Teen Reference Desk if you are interested in this opportunity

What do volunteers to:

*help us "shelf read" (make sure the materials are in the proper order)
*help us shelve the materials
*help us set up and run programs
*have an experience to list on those college and/or job applications
*and much, much more!